Press Release: Youghal Pro Life Campaign
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Information night in the Red Store, North Main Street, Youghal, Co Cork
Thursday 14th March 2013 at 8.00pm.
All very welcome
On Friday the 25th of May at 10am, Community Radio Youghal embarked on their second annual Radio Marathon, as they attempt to broadcast 50 hours of continuous live Radio. The Radiothon – as it is called – kicked off on Friday morning from North Main Street Youghal. The CRY team will broadcast from North Main Street and The CRY studios in Catherine Street for the duration of the 50 hours, finishing up on Sunday 27th at 12 midday.
The event is a joint fundraiser in aid of St Vincent de Paul and CRY104fm and all proceeds will be split evenly between the two organisations.
John Power, PRO with the local Youghal branch of the SVP said this will be a major boost in the ongoing operation of the society. The demand has never been so high at this time and thanks to CRY 104fm for their great help.
Saint Vincent De Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation in Ireland. Its membership of 9,500 volunteers throughout the country are supported by professional staff, working for social justice and the creation of a more just, caring nation. This unique network of social concern also gives practical support to those experiencing poverty and social exclusion, by providing a wide range of services to people in need.
In the Cork Region SVP is the biggest charitable organisation, helping those in need in Cork and has been present in the region since 1846. Throughout the City and County 94 local Conference units and over 800 members, composed of volunteers based in local parishes, work on various projects including–
- home visitation, providing financial and practical help,
- assisting with educational support, helping students,
- caring for the homeless in Cork, through two hostels.
- hospital and prison visitation.
Wherever there is need, the Society attempts to help. Through the generosity of the public, the SVP raises funding for this work by Church Gate collections, through flag days, from bequests received in Wills and other generous donations. In the past year alone, around €4million has been spent on assistance to those in need in Cork. This has been used to help to provide food, fuel and direct financial support as well as giving help in other ways.
Community Radio Youghal, meanwhile are planning to relocate from their premises in Cumann na Daoine to Nagle House. The new studio complex will provide a better service to the community. It will include better training facilities for Volunteers and Community groups, including more access to Studio Recording equipment and technical training for volunteers and those students who wish to gain experience in broadcasting and the media.
There will be on street collections during Friday and Saturday and Collection boxes will also be placed in shops throughout Youghal town beforehand. So, if you want to play a request for yourself or your friends and family throw a Euro or more in the box and fill out the request form. All proceeds will go to these two worthy causes.
And don’t forget, all your favourite CRY presenters will be keeping you entertained throughout Friday and Saturday night the 25th and 26th of May with 50 hours of non-stop broadcasting.